Yamaha BB425 5-String Bass Guitar, Red Metallic

£375.00 RRP £424.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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  • Alder Body Offers Lightweight, Comfortable Play
  • 5-Piece Maple/Nato Neck Prevents Warping & Curling
  • Smooth Rosewood Fingerboard With Stunning Oval Inlays
  • Diagonal Thru Body Stringing Enhances Vibration & Sustain
  • Vintage-Style Bridge Creates Retro Appearance

Yamaha BB425 5-String Bass Guitar, Red Metallic

The Yamaha BB425 5-String Bass Guitar, Red Metallic features an solid alder body with a 5-piece maple/nato neck, delivering thick, natural bass tones with exceptional resonance. The BB425 has incorporated all the best qualities from the original BB profile design, improving the overall resonance, attack, and sustain to create an incredibly powerful bass. Its set of single-coil pickups provide excellent versatility, offering a bar and split pickup to accommodate both new and seasoned players. With its vintage style bridge, powerful pickups, and premium-quality components, the BB425 suits a wide range of playing styles making it perfect for the versatile player.

Product Ref: 70112

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Alder Body & Rosewood Fingerboard

The BB425’s body is constructed from alder, a highly popular choice of wood for bass production, producing a deep, smooth tone whilst remaining lightweight and highly durable. The rosewood fingerboard has a 23.625" radius and features 21 frets with classic white oval inlays, creating a beautiful aesthetic and smooth playing surface. The 5-piece maple/nato neck provides a combination of bright, sweet tonal characteristics, adding plenty of complexity to the highs and thickening up the low end.

Bar/Split Single-Coil Pickups

The BB425 features two powerful pickups, with a bar single-coil pickup at the bridge and a split Single-coil pickup in the middle. These premium-quality pickups deliver a full-bodied sound, offering excellent articulation while remaining dominant in its tone. This is ideal for a range of playing styles from deep, ringing bass tones to fast and aggressive slap bass riffs.

Diagonal Body Thru Stringing & Neck

One of the most unique design aspects of the BB425 is the diagonal body thru stringing. This work by angling the string at 45 degrees at the saddle, reducing stress and securing the tensions of the strings. The larger than normal attachment area to the saddle helps for improved transmission of vibration, resulting in a fuller and more articulate sound. The 5-piece bolt-on neck is constructed from 5-pieces of maple and nato for maximum durability and style. This design helps to prevent the neck from warping or curling over long periods of time.


Body & Bridge

  • Body: Alder
  • Bridge: Vintage Style
  • Construction Bolt-On
  • Finish: Red Metallic

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: 5-Pc Maple/Nato
  • Scale Length: 34" (863.6mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Radius: 23.625" (600mm)
  • Frets: 21 Medium
  • Inlays: Pearloid Ovals
  • Nut: Urea
  • Nut Width: 43mm

Electronics & Hardware

  • Bridge Pickup: Bar Single-Coil (Ceramic)
  • Neck Pickup: Split Single-Coil (Alnico V)
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Tuning Machines: Open Gear
  • Hardware: Nickel Silver
  • Strings: D'Addario EXL170-5SL (0.045 - 0.130 Gauges)
  • Case Included: No